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1959 – 125 COY RASC – Memories of John Benson

© John Benson & friends

John Benson war 1959 hier in Hameln. Ein paar Fotos hat er mir von sich und seinen Kamerden für die Seite zur Verfügung gestellt. Er diente mit der 125 Coy RASC (125. Kompanie – Royal Army Service Corps). Vielen Dank für Deine Unterstützung.

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John Benson was based in Hameln in 1959 with 125 Coy RASC. He sent in some photos taken by him and some of his comrades. Thanks for support.

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125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

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Bridge building at Wouldham Camp

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

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John’s Freunde an der Münsterbrücke

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

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Pause im Upnor Camp / Break at Upnor

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

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Bridging vehicles at Wouldham Camp

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

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inside Bindon Barracks

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

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somewhere on exercise

125 COY RASC - John Benson 1959-1960

 

Über den Autor

John Benson

I was at Bindon Barracks, Hameln in 1959 as part of my National service, I was a driver with 125 Coy(Bridging)RASC.

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  1. Tom Gibbons

    John Whitfield – I have sent you a message through Facebook about dad (Tom Gibbons)

  2. Tom Gibbons

    I was stationed between 1958 – 1960 in RAFT platoon. I remember John Whitfield, Lofty Henderson, Derek Halfpenny, Lt Taylor was a platoon officer who was later transferred to Bridging platoon in Gordon Barracks, Gillingham as a Capt.
    Any memories of this would be appreciated.

    1. Arnd Wöbbeking

      Thanks for the entry and further information on my page, it is very interesting to read! Cheers Arnd

    2. John Whitfield

      Hiya Tom, I remember you well. Didn’t you live in Sunderland (Grangetown)? I remember you were always blowing bubbles from your mouth. We were in raft platoon together. Sgt Scott and a quiet Scotsman were the platoon sgt’s. Also in the platoon were Alan Watson (Easington) Bobby Cook (Consett) a lad called Wilkinson,another called Armstrong Gerry Dodds (clerk) Alan Trewitt (clerk from Sunderland) Lofty Henderson (blind as a bat) and Derek Halfpenny. I managed to contact Derek a couple of years ago through his daughter Jill. (the TV star) He is fit and well and has a part-time job as a doorman at Leam Lane club.I left 125 Coy in 1962 and went to Aden. I’ve often wondered what happened to you.I left the army in 1964 and spent a few years on long distance and then on various jobs as a heavy plant operator. I ended up as a Quarry Manager at Houghton Quarry for Hanson Aggregates.When quarry reserves ran out I was offered a job in South Yorkshire with the firm but didn’t fancy moving so I ended up taking a job for a civil engineering firm at Croft as a safety officer.
      I stopped work in 2004 due to a dose of Crones and had my colon removed. I now live at Washington (Fatfield) I’ve tried to find you on facebook but to no avail. I’m on so give it a try and we’ll have a bit crack. In the meantime best wishes Tom.

  3. John Whitfield

    John I was in 125Coy from 1958 until 1962 so we must have met. I started off in Raft platoon and was transferred to C platoon when I got my first promotion. I recognise several of the squaddies in your platoon photo. Sgt Ron Dearing. Cpl Brian Butcher, who was a good friend of mine, ?Oldfield and the bottom right hand is a lad called Peter Flintoff whom I knew before I joined up.Peter was the OC’s driver but ended up going AWOL in the VW staff car. I cant remember seeing him after that. I also recognize Taffy Oxenham in the photo. Taff was a Sgt when he was transferred to 90 Coy Aden. Sgt Scott also came to Aden about the same time. I enjoyed my time in Hameln and was a frequent visitor to the “ Icebox“. I visited Bindon barracks a couple of years ago and found it is now a housing complex although there is a plaque on the buliding that was the Officers Mess stating we were there.

    1. Arnd Wöbbeking

      Fantastic to read, mate! Thanks for the story!
      Best regards Arnd

  4. paul Whiting

    Does anyone remember PVTS Morgan & White, Bob & Dave, both chaps were in Hamlin in 1958 working as drivers. Dave is very keen to look up Bob Morgan, as both were very close during their national service. They were still in touch after demob, however with the passing of time & family commitments they have lost contact. Hoping someone maybe able to help the 2 of them to catch up with one another.

  5. Andrew hall

    Hello! My father in law was at bindon barracks in 58 (we think) in the bridging company. His name is Brian Woodings and remembers a chap from Jamaica nicknamed Daddy O and a chap called Owen from Nottingham. Brian was responsible for driving around Captain Reed and his wife. Anyone got any info to help us search would be great!

  6. Gary

    My father in law was also with rasc 125 coy in the 50s sadly passed away recently so any info would be great

  7. Bill Rosborough

    I was at Bindon Barracks from 1958 to 1960 as a driver then clerk then ration storekeeper
    We organised a Christmas show/concert called „The Bindon Follies“ the Producer was Cpl Robinson RE attached to 125 Coy RASC. Does anyone recognise this??? I remember the Icebox pub but not its location
    We had pigs and horses too.

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